The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 1: Astronomy


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Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The first volume is on Astronomy written by Waldemar Kaempffert. This book briefly discusses the evolution of astronomical beliefs and the development of instruments and progress of methods in the science. It explains, further, the different astronomical laws, theories, phenomena and objects, as well as the history of these discoveries. (summary by Sienna) (11 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Introduction 15:45 Read by Larry Wilson
Ch 1 - The Evolution of Astronomical Ideas 24:08 Read by Availle
Ch 2, Part 1 - The Evolution of Observational Methods 19:48 Read by Availle
Ch 2, Part 2 - The Evolution of Observational Methods 17:52 Read by Availle
Ch 3 - The Rise of Astrophysics 24:12 Read by Availle
Ch 4 - Celestial Photography 20:53 Read by MaryAnn
Ch 5 - The Law of Gravitation 16:11 Read by MaryAnn
Ch 6 - Planetary Distances 19:26 Read by Edward W. LaBonte
Ch 7 - Planetary Motions 10:19 Read by Fred Abboud
Ch 8, Part 1 - The Solar System 17:37 Read by Edward W. LaBonte
Ch 8, Part 2 - The Solar System 15:38 Read by PNWDAN509
Ch 9, Part 1 - The Sun 16:11 Read by KHand
Ch 9, Part 2 - The Sun 16:03 Read by KHand
Ch 10, Part 1 - Solar Energy 18:20 Read by Edward W. LaBonte
Ch 10, Part 2 - Solar Energy 18:44 Read by KHand
Ch 11 - Mercury 21:30 Read by Larry Wilson
Ch 12, Part 1 - Venus 14:06 Read by Larry Wilson
Ch 12, Part 2 - Venus 15:24 Read by Larry Wilson
Ch 13, Part 1 - The Earth 19:51 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch 13, Part 2 - The Earth 18:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch 14, Part 1 - The Moon 20:24 Read by Fred Abboud
Ch 14, Part 2 - The Moon 20:13 Read by Fred Abboud
Ch 15, Part 1 - Mars 11:25 Read by Gregor
Ch 15, Part 2 - Mars 20:24 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch 16 - Jupiter 17:58 Read by Gregor
Ch 17 -Saturn 14:14 Read by chelstex
Ch 18 - Uranus and Neptune 11:59 Read by chelstex
Ch 19 - The Planetoids 21:56 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Ch 20, Part 1 - Comets, Meteors and Meteorites 16:29 Read by KHand
Ch 20, Part 2 - Comets, Meteors and Meteorites 16:48 Read by KHand
Ch 20, Part 3 - Comets, Meteors and Meteorites 16:36 Read by KHand
Ch 21, Part 1 - The Constellations 13:52 Read by Zames Curran
Ch 21, Part 2 - The Constellations 13:26 Read by Zames Curran
Ch 22 - The Motions of the Stars 18:46 Read by MaryAnn
Ch 23, Part 1 - Variable and Binary Stars 14:43 Read by MaryAnn
Ch 23, Part 2 - Variable and Binary Stars 11:10 Read by MaryAnn
Ch 24, Part 1 - Nebulae and Star Clusters 15:27 Read by MaryAnn
Ch 24, Part 2 - Nebulae and Star Clusters 15:33 Read by MaryAnn
Ch 25, Part 1 - Cosmogony and Stellar Evolution 18:37 Read by Availle
Ch 25, Part 2 - Cosmogony and Stellar Evolution 18:43 Read by Availle

Reviews

(3.5 stars)

Very well done. Even though this book was first published a century ago, the information contained herein is, for the most part, still pertinent today.